On Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS, after installing Tomcat 6, the way to add a manager / admin account is to add a record like this to
<role rolename="manager"/> <role rolename="admin"/> <user username="user" password="password" roles="manager,admin"/>
That password is in plaintext, and I'm not comfortable with that. Is there a way to use something like a hash instead? If you have a non-Ubuntu solution, I can probably translate it.